Brave New World embarks a new era in the quest of reasoning and rationalism.

Brave New World is an e-journal that seeks to address issues of contemporary relevance, ranging from political to social, theological to economic and so on. Encompassing a global readership as well as writers from far and wide, Brave New World seeks to question dogmas and establish new paradigms of truth.

If you’d like to be a part of Brave New World, drop a word here.

Who’s Who?

SUFYAN BIN UZAYR — Freelance writer and artist by profession, Sufyan is the Founder, Editor, Administrator, Owner and a lot many other things at Brave New World. He is associated with various websites in editorial capacity, and has also authored Sufism: A Brief History“. Visit Sufyan’s website or be his friend on Facebook.

JAMIE ALVAREZ QUIJANO — A photographer with nearly 20 years of experience, Quijano is the Asst. Administrator at Brave New World.

MINNIE TRODD, Ph.D — Dr. Trodd has authored a dozen books and taught Psychology in many countries for over four decades. She is the Asst. Administrator at Brave New World.

Contributors

CHANDRA MUZAFFAR, Ph.D — Dr. Chandra Muzaffar is Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Yayasan 1 Malaysia and President of the International Movement for a Just World (JUST).

CHARLES R. LARSON, Ph.D — Dr. Charles R. Larson is Emeritus Professor of Literature, at American University, in Washington, D.C. Click here to mail him.

DAVID MICHAEL GREEN, Ph.D — Dr. David Michael Green is an Associate Professor of Political Science at Hofstra University (Hempstead, New York). His academic interests lie in European integration, international organization and political identity. He bears degrees from the Universities of Wisconsin, Illinois and California and has also served as a management analyst for California State Judiciary. Click here to visit his website.

ERNEST PARTRIDGE, Ph.D – Dr. Ernest Partridge is a consultant, writer and lecturer in the field of Environmental Ethics and Public Policy. He is the co-editor of The Crisis Papers and has taught Philosophy at the University of California, and in Utah, Colorado and Wisconsin. Click here to visit his website.

GARY K. BUSCH, Ph.D — Dr. Gary K. Busch has had a varied career, wherein he has worked as an international trade unionist, an academician, a businessman and a political affairs specialist for over 45 years. Dr. Busch has served as Chairman and CEO of International Bulk Trade, Transport Logistics, Transport Africa and The North Pacific Lines. He has helped set up transport and logistics systems for the Russian aluminium industry and operated transport and port facilities across Russia as well as cargo airlines in Africa. Apart from that, Dr. Busch has also served as a Professor and Head of Department at the University of Hawaii. He has authored six books and fifty-eight specialist studies and his articles have appeared in the Economist Intelligence Unit, The Wall Street Journal and several other publications. Dr. Busch is also the Editor of a web-based news journal named Ocnus.net and is currently serving as the Chairman of both Transport Logistics and Chunguza Associates.

GARY STEVEN CORSERI, Ph.D — Dr. Gary S. Corseri’s poems, fiction and dramas have appeared at numerous online and hard-copy venues such as CounterCurrents, L.A. (and Hollywood) Progressive, The New York Times, Dissident Voice, CounterPunch, Village Voice and CommonDreams, in addition to Brave New World itself. He has performed his work at The Carter Presidential Library and Museum. Dr. Corseri has also published two novels (including ‘Holy Grail, Holy Grail’), a literary anthology, two collections of poems. Apart from that, his dramas have been performed on Atlanta-PBS and elsewhere. Click here to mail him.

JAMES H. FETZER, Ph.D — Dr. James H. Fetzer is a Distinguished McKnight Professor Emeritus at the Department of Philosophy, University of Minnesota Duluth. He is the founder of Scholars for 9/11 Truth, and the Editor of Assassination Science as well as the co-Editor of Assassination Research. Dr. Fetzer has published over 100 articles and 20 books on varied topics. Click here to visit his blog.

JAMES PETRAS, Ph.D — Dr. James Petras, a former Professor of Sociology at Binghamton University, New York, owns a 50-year membership in the class struggle, is an adviser to the landless and jobless in Brazil and Argentina, and has authored over 60 books in 29 languages, including ‘Globalization Unmasked’ and ‘The Arab Revolt and the Imperialist Counterattack’. Petras has also published over 600 articles on varied topics. Click here to visit his website.

JACQUES R. PAUWELS, Ph.D — Dr. Jacques R. Pauwels has authored several books, such as “Beneath the Dust of Time: A History of the Names of Peoples and Places” and “The Myth of the Good War: The USA in World War II”. He is also active as a tour operator on behalf of Pauwels Travel Bureau of Brantford, Ontario (Canada). Click here to visit his website.

JO COGHLAN, Ph.D — Dr. Jo Coghlan is a lecturer in Politics at the School of Social Sciences and International Studies at the University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia. She is a regular writer on national and international human rights issues and is the co-Editor of Seeking Refuge: Asylum Seekers and Politics in a Globalising World (Halstead Press, Sydney, 2005). Click here to mail her.

KAVITHA BALAKRISHNAN, Ph.D — Dr. Kavitha Balakrishnan is a poet who writes in English and Malayalam. Based in Kerala (India), she works as an artist, researcher, curator and educator of contemporary art. Dr. Balakrishnan has published two collections of poems in Malayalam, ‘Angavalulla Pakshi’ (‘Bird with Fairy-tail’) and ‘Njan Hajaruntu’ (‘I am Present’). Click here to visit her website.

KRISTIINA KOIVUNEN, Ph.D – Dr. Kristiina Koivunen is a genocide researcher, freelance writer and journalist. She completed her Doctorate from Helsinki University in 2002. Dr. Koivunen also runs a series of blogs related to Kurdistan, such as SAHMARAN: The Kurdish Question and Green Kurdistan.

LAWRENCE DAVIDSON, Ph.D — Dr. Davidson is the Professor of History at West Chester University. His areas of expertise include history of Modern European intellect and sciences as well as American foreign relations with the Middle East. He has published several books such as ‘Islamic Fundamentalism — An Introduction’, ‘A Concise History of the Middle East‘ (Eighth Edition, co-authored with Arthur Goldschmidt) and ‘Foreign Policy, Inc.: Privatizing America’s National Interest’. Dr. Davidson is also the Contributing Editor of Logos, a journal of modern society and culture. Click here to visit his website.

MAJ. GEN. (RETD.) SUDHIR G. VOMBATKERE, Ph.D — Maj. Gen. Sudhir G. Vombatkere (Retd.) completed his Doctorate in Civil Structural Dynamics from I.I.T. Chennai (India). He has extensive experience in structural design and project execution and is currently working as Adjunct Associate Professor at the University of Iowa, USA. Prior to this, he was with the Indian Army for over 35 years.

MARCIA ALESAN DAWKINS, Ph.D – Dr. Marcia Alesan Dawkins is a Visiting Scholar at Brown University. Her upcoming books are ‘Things Said in Passing’ (Baylor UP, 2011) and ‘Eminem: The Real Slim Shady’ (Praeger, 2012). She writes for several blogs and is a well-established name in the field of teaching, writing, media expertise and consulting. Click here to visit her website.

MAXIMILIAN C. FORTE, Ph.D — Dr. Maximilian C. Forte is a Professor of Anthropology at Concordia University in Montreal, Canada. He is the author of Ruins of Absence, Presence of Caribs: (Post)Colonial Representations of Aboriginality in Trinidad and Tobago’. He is also a founding member of Anthropologists for Justice & Peace. Click here to visit his website.

MICHAEL SCHWARTZ, Ph.D A professor of sociology at State University of New York at Stony Brook, Dr. Michael Schwartz is also the Faculty Director of the Undergraduate College of Global Studies and President of the University Senate. He is the author of War Without End: The Iraq War in Context (Haymarket Press). Schwartz received his Doctorate from Harvard University, and his works on economic sociology, protest movements, contentious politics, and the arc of U.S. imperialism have appeared in numerous academic and popular outletsover the past 40 years.

MURALI SIVARAMAKRISHNAN, Ph.D — Dr. Murali Sivaramakrishnan is a Professor and Head of the Department of English at Pondicherry University. Click here to visit his blog.

NORMAN GIRVAN, Ph.D — Dr. Girvan is Professor Emeritus at the University of the West Indies. In 2010, he was appointed as the United Nations Secretary-General’s Personal Representative on the Guyana-Venezuela Border Controversy. Dr. Girvan has served as Secretary General of the Association of Caribbean States, Professor of Development Studies and Director of the Sir Arthur Lewis Institute of Social and Economic Studies at UWI, and head of the National Planning Agency of the Government of Jamaica. Since 2009, he has also acted as a member of the United Nations Committee on Development Policy. Click here to visit his website.

PATRICK BOND, Ph.D – Dr. Patrick Bond is a political economist with long standing research interests, NGO works and global justice movements in several countries. He is the Director of Centre for Civil Society, University of Kwazulu-Natal, Durban (RSA) and is also a Visiting Professor at Gyeongsang National University Institute of Social Sciences, South Korea. He has authored more than a dozen policy papers and has been on the advisory boards of numerous international journals. Click here for more info.

PAUL CRAIG ROBERTS, Ph.D — Dr. Paul Craig Roberts was the Assistant Secretary of the Treasury during President Reagan’s first term. He has also served as the Associate Editor of The Wall Street Journal. Click here to visit his website.

RON FORTHOFER, Ph.D — Dr. Ron Forthofer, a retired Professor of Biostatics, currently works as a volunteer promoting peace and social justice. He was also Green Party‘s candidate for the US Congress as well as the Governorship of Colorado.

SAM VAKNIN, Ph.D — Dr. Sam Vaknin is the Editor-in-Chief at Global Politician. He is the author of “Malignant Self-Love — Narcissism Revisited” and “After the Rain — How the West Lost the East”. A Senior Business Correspondent for United Press International (UPI), Dr. Vaknin has also served as a columnist for Central Europe Review, PopMatters, Bella Online and eBookWeb, as well as the editor of Mental Health and Central East Europe categories in The Open Directory and Suite 101. Click here to visit his website.

SCOTT DENTON, Ph.D — Dr. Scott Denton has a Ph.D in Politics from the University of New South Wales, in Sydney. He is the Managing Editor of The Election Review, an e-journal of electoral and political analysis based in Australia.

SHAMSUL ISLAM, Ph.D — Dr. Shamsul Islam is Associate Professor at the Department of Political Science, Satyawati College, University of Delhi (India).

SUDHANSHU TRIPATHI, Ph.D — Dr. Sudhanshu Tripathi is an Associate Professor of Political Science based in India. Click here to mail him.

WILLIAM I. ROBINSON, Ph.D — Dr. William I. Robinson is Professor of Sociology, Global Studies and Latin American studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara. He is also the author of Latin America and Global Capitalism: A Critical Globalization Perspective. To visit his website, click here.

WILLIAM P. QUIGLEY, Ph.D – Dr. Quigley is a law Professor at the School of Law, Loyola University, New Orleans. He is also the Legal Director of the Center for Constitutional Rights. An active public interest lawyer since 1977, Quigley has served as an advisor on Human and Civil Rights to organizations such as Human Rights Watch, Amnesty International and was also the Chairperson of the Louisiana Advisory Committee to the US Commission on Civil Rights. He is also a volunteer lawyer with the Institute for Justice & Democracy in HaitiClick here for more info.

AARON ASPHAR — Aaron Asphar is a poet currently engaged in research at Sussex University, Brighton. The topics of his research include Western alienation, negativity and dissociative subjectivity. Aaron explores the world through his art, literature and continental philosophy. His poems have been published in Blackheart Magazine, Media Virus, Poetic Shutterbug E-zine and unFOLD. Aaron’s first poetry chapbook titled ‘Closing Invectives’ (Erbacce Press) was published in 2010. Click here to visit his blog.

AIJAZ NAZIR — Aijaz Nazir is a freelance journalist based in Kashmir. Click here to email him.

AKANKSHA MEHTA — Akanksha Mehta is a research candidate at the Center for Gender Studies at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London.. Follow her on Twitter.

ALTON C. THOMPSON — Al Thompson works (data management) for an Engineering (Avionics) firm in Milwaukee. Click here to mail him.

ALVARO HUERTA — Alvaro Huerta is a Ph.D. Candidate in the Dept. of City & Regional Planning (UC Berkeley) and a Visiting Scholar at the Chicano Studies Research Center (UCLA). Click here to mail him.

ANDRE VLTCHEK — Andre Vltchek is a novelist, filmmaker and investigative journalist. He has covered wars and conflicts in dozens of countries. His book on Western imperialism in the South Pacific – Oceania – is published by Expathos. His provocative book about post-Suharto Indonesia and market-fundamentalist model is called Indonesia – The Archipelago of Fear (Pluto). After living for many years in Latin America and Oceania, Vltchek presently resides and works in East Asia and Africa. He can be reached through his website.

ANDY PIASCIK – Andy Piascik is a long-time activist and award-winning author who writes for multiple publications and websites. He can be reached via email.

ANDY SINGER – Andy Singer is a globally renowned cartoonist whose works appear in dozens of newspapers, books and magazines all over the world including The Funny Times, The Bay Monthly, Athens News, La Decroissance, Z Magazine, Random Lengths, Seven Days, Urban Velo and Eugene Weekly. Andy Singer has also published six booksClick here to visit his website.

ANDY WORTHINGTON — Andy Worthington is a freelance investigative journalist, the author of ‘The Guantanamo Files: The Stories of the 774 Detainees in America’s Illegal Prison’, and the co-director (with Polly Nash) of the documentary film, ‘Outside the Law: Stories from Guantanamo’. Click here to visit his website.

ANSEL HERZ — Ansel Herz is a freelance multimedia reporter currently based in Haiti. His works have appeared in numerous publications, such as The Nation, ABC News, Al Jazeera English, Reuters Alertnet, Inter-Press Service, etc. Click here to visit his website.

ANTONIO CARLOS SILVA ROSA — Antonio Carlos Silva Rosa is associated with Transcend Media Service. He is the Euro-latina Convener for the Transcend Network for Peace, Development and Environment. He has a Master’s degree in Political Science and Peace Studies from the University of Hawaii. Currently residing in Portugal, Rosa is originally from Brazil.

ANTONIO E. PARIS – Antonio E. Paris is the General Secretary of Communist Party of The Philippines. 

ARPIT GOYAL – Arpit Goyal is a photographer, animator and writer. Click here to visit his Facebook Page.

BARRY HUNAU — Barry Hunau is an editorial cartoonist based in the San Francisco Bay area. His works have appeared in several major newspapers including The San Francisco Chronicle and The Jerusalem Post. His cartoons primarily deal with issues concerning Jews and Israel. Barry is also an active member of The Association of American Editorial Cartoonists. Click here to visit his website.

BEN SCHREINER — Ben Schreiner is a freelance writer based in Oregon, USA. Click here to mail him.

BILL BIGELOW — Bill Bigelow is the Curriculum Editor of Rethinking Schools magazine and author or co-editor of several Rethinking Schools books: A People’s History for the Classroom’, ‘The Line Between Us: Teaching About the Border and Mexican Immigration’, ‘Rethinking ColumbusRethinking Globalization: Teaching for Justice in an Unjust World’, and ‘Rethinking Our Classrooms — Volumes 1 and 2′. Bigelow lives in Portland, Oregon, and has taught high school social studies since 1978.

BILL HENDERSON — Bill Henderson is an activist living in Gibsons, B.C.

BILL McKIBBEN– Described by TIME Magazine as “the world’s best green journalist”, Bill McKibben, an American environmentalist, author and educator, writes about Global Warming and alternative energy sources. McKibben is a Schumann Distinguished Scholar at Middlebury College, the founder of 350.org and a Fellow at Post Carbon Institute. He has authored several books and is a regular contributor to The New York Times, The Atlantic Monthly, National Geographic, Orion Magazine and many other publications. Click here to visit his website.

BILLY WHARTON — Billy Wharton is a writer, activist and the editor of the Socialist WebZine. His articles have appeared in The Washington Post, The NYC Indypendent, Spectrezine and The Monthly Review Zine. Wharton has published numerous articles on the challenges of health care reform, war and peace and the need for socialist economics.

BRIAN MENZIES — Brian Menzies is a member of the Radio Outreach Group for the Unitarian Church of South Australia. He is an Engineer by trade, a skeptic by method and an atheist and philosophical naturalist by conclusion. Click here to read his blog.

CALVIN SLOAN — Calvin Sloan is a 23-year old writer from Venice Beach, California. To visit his blog, click here.

CAROL POLSGROVE — Carol Polsgrove is a writer and author of books such as ‘It Wasn’t Pretty Folks, But Didn’t We Have Fun?’, ‘Divided Minds: Intellectuals and The Civil Rights Movement’ and Ending British Rule in Africa: Writers in A Common Cause’. Click here to visit her blog.

CHARLES M. YOUNG – Charles M. Young is a freelance journalist, interviewer and musician by profession.

CHARLES RAYNER KELLY — Charles Rayner Kelly, a retired educator, philosopher and novelist, currently resides in southern Arizona, USA. Among his works are Little Poor Man: The Story of St. Francis of Assisi, Keeper of The Sacred Pipe, Flight of the Goddess, and Black Robe.

CYNTHIA McKINNEY — Cynthia McKinney is a Former Member of Congress from Georgia and 2008 Green Party Presidential Nominee. Click here to mail her.

CINDY SHEEHAN — Cindy Sheehan is an anti-war activist based in California. She writes for Al Jazeera (English) and is the Director of Cindy Sheehan’s Soapbox Radio Show. To visit her blog, click here.

DAN LIEBERMAN — Dan Lieberman is the Editor of Alternative Insight, a monthly web based newsletter. His website articles have been read in over 150 nations, while articles written for other websites have appeared or been linked in online journals throughout the world. Many of his works have been translated into French, German and Spanish. His articles have also served as teaching resources in several Universities and public courses, and some of his writings have become Internet Classics, with about 10,000 readers annually years after initial publication. Click here to mail him.

DANA GABRIEL — Dana Gabriel is an activist and independent researcher. He writes about trade, globalization, sovereignty, security as well as other issues. Click here to visit his blog, or to mail him.

DAVE FRYETT — Dave Fryett is an Anarchist and Activist based in Seattle, Washington. Click here to visit his blog.

DAVE LINDORFF Dave Lindorff is an award-winning investigative reporter with nearly four decades of experience. He has written for publications like Business Week, Extra!, Treasury & Risk, Los Angeles Daily News, The Nation and Rolling Stone. He is also the co-founder of The Los Angeles Vanguard. Lindorff has authored books such as ‘This Can’t Be Happening! Resisting the Disintegration of American Democracy’ and ‘Killing Time: An Investigation into the Death Row Case of Mumia Abu-Jamal’. Visit his MySpace page.

DAVID MACARAY — David Macaray is a playwright based in Los Angeles. He is the author of ‘It’s Never Been Easy: Essays on Modern Labor’. He can be reached here.

DAVID ROSEN — David Rosen is an author and new-media consultant based in New York. He has written bestsellers such as ‘Off-Hollywood: The Making & Marketing of Independent Films’ and ‘Sex Scandal America: Politics & The Ritual of Public Shaming’. Click here to visit his website or to mail him.

DAVID SPARENBERG – An actor, playwright, eco-poet, environmental and peace activist, and ecosophic author, David Sparenberg considers himself to be, foremost, a World Citizen. As a teacher of acting and writing, David does couple of one man performances — one of Shakespeare and the other from his own writings. He can be contacted here.

DAVID SWANSON — David Swanson is the author of War is a Lie and the host of Talk Nation Radio. Click here to visit his website.

DEVIKA MITTAL — Devika Mittal is a postgraduate student of Sociology at South Asian University, New Delhi (India). She is a core member of Mission Bhartiyam and the Save Sharmila Solidarity Campaign, a nation-wide struggle for Irom Sharmila. Click here to visit her blog.

DIANA JOHNSTONE — Diana Johnstone is the author of ‘Fools Crusade: Yugoslavia, NATO and Western Delusions’.

ED AYRES — Ed Ayres is the Publisher of Will Humans Endure? He has also served as the Editorial Director of the Worldwatch Institute (publisher of the Annual State of the World) in the past. Ayres has authored ‘God’s Last Offer: Negotiating for a Sustainable Future’.

ELLEN LaCONTE — Ellen LaConte has worked as a print-content provider, freelancing as writer of articles, stories, memoirs and essays as well as working as stringer for numerous journals, magazines and newspapers. She is the author of ‘Life Rules’ and ‘Afton — A Novel’. To visit her website, click here.

ERIC WALBERG — Eric Walberg is a journalist writing about issues pertaining to Middle East, Russia and Central Asia. He has been observing East-West relations since the 1980s, and has also served as a moderator and speaker at the Leaders for Change Summit (Istanbul, 2011). Eric is the author of Postmodern Imperialism: Geopolitics and the Great Games‘. You can visit his website here.

E R BILLS — E. R. Bills is a writer from Fort Worth, Texas. His works appear in numerous magazines, alternative weeklies and progressive webzines. Click here to mail him.

ESAM AL-AMIN — Esam Al-Amin is the author of ‘The Arab Awakening Unveiled: Understanding Transformations and Revolutions in the Middle East’. He can be reached here.

GARIKAI CHENGU — Garikai Chengu is a fellow of the Du Bois Institute for African Research at Harvard University. Click here to mail him.

GENNADY STOLYAROV II – Gennady Stolyarov II is a science fiction novelist, philosophical essayist, poet and mathematician. He is a Senior Writer for The Liberal Institute and the Editor-in-Chief of The Rational Argumentator. Stolyarov has also authored a bestselling novel Eden Against the Colossus, a non-fiction treatise titled A Rational Cosmology and a play named Implied ConsentClick here to view his Youtube videos.

GEORGE CAPACCIO — George Capaccio is a professional writer and storyteller. His book of poems ‘While the Light Still Trembles’ took first prize in the University of Arkansas Peace Writing Contest. From 1997-2003, Capaccio made 9 trips to Iraq with various peace and humanitarian organizations concerned with the devastating impact of sanctions. Much of his writing reflects his long-standing concern for the struggle of the Iraqi people to survive sanctions, war and occupation. He continues to assist families in Baghdad through the Iraq Family Relief Fund, an effort he began in 1998. Click here to visit his website.

GLENN ALCALAY — Glenn Alcalay is an adjunct Professor of Anthropology at WM Paterson University and Montclair State University in New Jersey. Alcalay was a Peace Corps’ volunteer on Utrik Atoll in the Marshalls. He speaks fluent Marshallese and has conducted anthropological research on reproductive abnormalities among the downwind islanders.

GRAHAM PEEBLES — Graham Peebles is Director of The Create Trust. He can be reached via email.

GREG PALAST — Greg Palast is a world-renowned journalist and documentary film maker. He is the author of bestsellers such as ‘Armed Madhouse’. To visit his website, click here.

HARVEY WASSERMAN — Harvey Wasserman, co-Founder of Musicians United For Safe Energy, is the Editor of NukeFree.org. A journalist, historian, teacher, writer and an advocate of renewable energy, Wasserman has been part of several anti-nuclear efforts. He is the author of several books, including SOLARTOPIA! Our Green-Powered Earth, A.D. 2030′, ‘Harvey Wasserman’s History of The US’ and ‘A Glimpse of The Big Light: Losing Parents, Finding Spirit’. To know more about SOLARTOPIA, click here, & to visit Wasserman’s website, click here.

HIMANSHU THAKKAR — Himanshu Thakkar is the co-ordinator of South Asian Network on Dams, Rivers and PeopleYou can email him here.

IRVING KARCHMAR — Irving Karchmar is the author of Master of The Jinn: A Sufi Novel. A writer, poet and editor, Karchmar is also a darvish of the Nimatullahi Sufi Order. To visit his blog, click here. You may follow him on Twitter as well.

J. PETER WILSON — J. Peter Wilson is a writer and teacher based in Hong Kong. Click here to mail him.

JAMES KEYE — James Keye is the nom de plume of a biologist and psychologist who, after discovering a mismatch between academe and himself, went into private business for many years. His whole post-pubescent life has been focused on understanding at both the intellectual and personal levels what it is to be of the human species; he claims some success. Email him or visit his blog.

JENNY CARLBOM — Jenny Carlbom is a humanitarian aid worker and freelance writer from Sweden. She has lived and worked in Syria, and her works have been published in Swedish outlets such as Sydsvenska Dagbladet, Astra Nova and the Swedish Institute for Foreign Affairs. Visit her blog.

JIM RIGBY — Jim Rigby is Pastor of St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church in Austin, TX (USA). Click here to watch videos of his sermons.

JOEL S. HIRSCHHORN — Joel S. Hirschhorn has written numerous articles for The Washington Post, The New York Times and The Chicago Tribune, among many others. In the past, Hirschhorn has served as the Senior Staff for The U.S. Congress (Office of Technology Assessment), Director of Environment, Energy & Natural Resources at the National Governors’ Association and Professor at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. He is the Chair of the Independent Party of Maryland and co-Founder of Friends of the Article V Convention. He has also authored bestsellers such as ‘Sprawl Kills — How Blandburbs Steal Your Time, Health and Money’ and ‘Delusional Democracy: Fixing The Republic Without Overthrowing The Government’. To visit his website, click here.

JOHN ATCHESON — John Atcheson has written for The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Baltimore Sun, The San Jose Mercury News, The Memphis Commercial Appeal and several other publications. He is currently working on a fictional Trilogy that centers on Climate Change.

JOHN GRANT – John Grant is a writer, photographer, film-maker and an active member of Veterans for Peace. He has taught documentary photography at Widener and Drexel Universities.

JOHN JONIK — John Jonik is a freelance magazine and editorial cartoonist. His works have been published in numerous outlets including The New Yorker, The New York Times, Playboy, Cosmopolitan, The Wall Street Journal and MAD. Click here to visit his blog.

JOHN V. WALSH — John V. Walsh can be reached here.

JOHNNY BARBER — Johnny Barber has traveled to Iraq, Israel, Palestine, Lebanon, Jordan, Syria and Gaza. Having witnessed and documented the suffering of people affected by war, he advocates reconciliation and non-violent strategies in the face of violence and oppression. Click here to visit his blog.

JONAS E. ALEXIS — Jonas E. Alexis has a Master’s degree in education. He is the author of “Christianity and Rabbinic Judaism: A History of Conflict Between Christianity and Rabbinic Judaism from the first Century to the Twenty-first Century”. Click here to email him.

JORDAN FLAHERTY — Jordan Flaherty is a journalist and staffer with the Louisiana Justice Institute. His award-winning reporting from the Gulf Coast has been featured in a range of outlets including The New York Times, Al Jazeera, and Argentina’s Clarin newspaper. He is the author of ‘FLOODLINES: Community and Resistance from Katrina to the Jena Six’. Click here to know more about Floodlines. Flaherty is also the Editor of Left Turn Magazine. He can be reached via mail. For speaking engagements, click here.

JULIE O’YANG – Julie O’Yang is a novelist and visual artist based in The Netherlands. Born and brought up in China, she came to Europe in 1990s to study at the University of London. She has also read Japanese Language and Culture at the University of Leiden, Holland and Nagasaki/Tokyo, Japan. Her short stories, poetry and articles have appeared in magazines and newspapers worldwide. Click here to visit her blog.

KARTHICK RM — Karthick RM is a freelance writer based in Chennai, India. He has been actively associated with the Delhi Tamil Students’ Union and the Coordination Committee for Oppressed Nationalities. He is politically a Sartrean-Fanonist and is deeply interested in the Tamil Eelam liberation struggle and movements of other oppressed nationalities. To read his blog click here.

KATHLEEN WALLACE PEINE — Kathleen Wallace Peine is a writer based in Midwest America. Apart from Brave New World itself, her sporadic commentaries on varied subjects can be found at progressive websites such as Dissident Voice. Kathleen is currently occupied writing her first book. She welcomes reader feedback.

KATHY KELLY — Kathy Kelly is the Co-ordinator of Voices for Creative Nonviolence.  

KAVALJIT SINGH — Kavaljit Singh works with Madhyam, a policy research institute based in New Delhi, India. Click here to mail him.

KEVIN DUFFY — Kevin Duffy is a freelance cartoonist. Click here to visit his website.

K. M. SEETHI – K.M. Seethi is Dean of Social Sciences and Director of Research at Mahatma Gandhi University, Kerala (India). He is also the Professor of International Relations and Chairman, Centre for Cross-National Communication in South Asia, School of International Relations and Politics (SIRP) at Mahatma Gandhi University. He has been the General Editor of Indian Journal of Politics and International Relations (a bi-annual of the SIRP) in the past. Currently, Seethi is the Editor of South Asian Journal of Diplomacy (published by the KPS Menon Chair for Diplomatic Studies).

LINN WASHINGTON, JR.– A columnist for The Philadelphia Tribune, Linn Washington, Jr. is the Associate Professor of Journalism at Temple University and the co-Director of the Multimedia Urban Reporting Lab. He also holds a degree in law from Yale University.

LIONEL ANET — Lionel Anet is a writer based in Australia. Click here to mail him.

MARTIN ZUPAN — Martin Zupan is a a foundry worker from Seattle, USA. He can be reached here.

MARY LYNN CRAMER — Mary Lynn Cramer (MA, MSW, LICSW) holds degrees in the history of economic thought and clinical social work. She has over two decades of experience as a bilingual child and family psychotherapist. For the past five years, she has been deeply involved in economic field research among elderly women and men who live in subsidized housing projects and are dependent upon social security, Medicare and food stamps.

MAX B. KANTAR — Max Kantar is a Michigan-based independent writer and the Midwest representative for the Committee to Free Alvaro Luna Hernandez. For more information on Alvaro’s case, click here.

MEGHA SHARMA — Megha Sharma is a writer based in India. For her, writing is neither a profession nor a hobby. Instead, she treats writing as a medium for obtaining peace.

MENACHEM G. JERENBERG — Menachem G. Jerenberg is an Israeli artist. He contributes political cartoons to The Jerusalem Post on a regular basis and has also illustrated several books. Click here to visit his blog.

MICHAEL HUDSON – Michael Hudson is a former Wall Street economist. A Distinguished Research Professor at University of Missouri, Kansas City (UMKC), he is the author of many books, including Super Imperialism: The Economic Strategy of American Empire (new ed., Pluto Press, 2002) and Trade, Development and Foreign Debt: A History of Theories of Polarization v. Convergence in the World Economy. To visit his website, click here.

MICKEY Z. – Mickey Z. is the nom de plume of Michael Zezima, a writer, editor, blogger and novelist. Mickey Z. writes a bi-monthly column for Veg News Magazine, and is also a regular contributor to Counter Punch, zNet and Planet Green. He runs his own weblog and can also be reached via Youtube.

MILO NICKELS – Milo Nickels writes about political issues focusing on constitutionalism, individual liberty and critiques of modern liberalism and progressivism. He also runs Five Cent Revolution.

MOHAMED IMRAN MOHAMED TAIB – Mohamed I. M. Taib is an interfaith activist and a postgraduate student at the Department of Malay Studies, National University of Singapore.

NAHIDA IZZAT — Nahida is a Jerusalem-born Palestinian refugee living in exile for over 42 years. She was forced to leave her homeland (Palestine) at the age of seven during the Six-Day War. A mathematician by profession, Nahida has published two books — ‘I Believe in Miracles’, and ‘Palestine, The True Story’. Click here to visit her blog.

NEVE GORDON — Neve Gordon is the author of ‘Israel’s Occupation’. Click here to visit his website.

NICOLA NASSER — Nicola Nasser is a veteran Arab journalist based in Bir Zeit, West Bank. He can be contacted here.

NIMA SHIRAZI — Nima Shirazi is a writer, musician and political commentator based in New York City. His analysis of United States policy and Middle East issues, particularly with reference to current events in Palestine and Iran, can be found in numerous online and print publications. Click here to visit his website.

NIRANJAN RAMAKRISHNAN — Niranjan Ramakrishnan is a columnist and writer living in India. He is the author of ‘Bantaism: the Philosophy of Sardar Jokes’. His forthcoming book, ‘On the Other Hand’, is a collection of essays on Mahatma Gandhi’s ideas in the context of current-day issues.

NOZOMI HAYASE — Nozomi Hayase is a contributing writer to Culture Unplugged and a global citizen blogger at Journaling Between Worlds. She brings out deeper dimensions of socio-cultural events at the intersection between politics and psyche on one hand and fiction and reality on the other, and intends to share insight on future social evolution. She can be reached via email.

PAUL BUCHHEIT — Paul Buchheit is a college teacher and the Founder of several social justice and educational websites such as Us Against Greed, Pay Up Now and Rapping History. He is also the Editor and main author of American Wars: Illusions and Realities’ (Clarity Press).

PAUL SALAHUDDIN ARMSTRONG — Paul Salahuddin Armstrong is a writer, philosopher and spiritual consultant. He has studied religion and spirituality for over a decade. Aside from his current position as Co-Director of The Association of British Muslims, Paul S. Armstrong has worked with and is currently a trustee of Wolverhampton Inter-Faith & Regeneration Network, BME United Ltd and the founder of Wulfruna Sufi Association. You can visit his website here.

PEDRO PIMENTEL — Pedro Pimentel holds a degree in Business Administration and works as Brand Manager for L’Oreal in Lisbon, Portugal.

PETER CHAMBERLIN — Peter Chamberlin is the Editor and the only writer for There Are No Sunglasses website. He has been an antiwar and anti-nuclear political activist all his adult life. Chamberlin has written hundreds of well known Letters to Editors, as well as a regular opinion column in Huntington Herald-Dispatch.

PETER GOODCHILD – Peter Goodchild is the author of ‘Survival Skills of the North American Indians’ (Chicago Review Press). Click here to mail him.

PHIL ROCKSTROH – Phil Rockstroh is a poet, lyricist and philosopher bard living in New York City. Click here to visit his website.

RAFI FARBER — Rafi Farber lives in Karnei Shomron, Israel with his wife and daughter. He is the manager of World of Judaica. To visit his personal blog, click here.

RAJESH KR. SHARMA — Rajesh Kumar Sharma is Associate Professor in English at Punjabi University, India. He is also the Editor of South Asian Ensemble (a quarterly journal devoted to arts, literature and culture of South Asia). To visit his blog, click here.

RAVI NITESH — Ravi Nitesh is a petroleum engineer and the Founder of Mission Bhartiyam. Click here to visit his blog.

ROB GORDON — Rob Gordon is a singer, songwriter, musician, engineer and Producer based in Canada. Click here to visit his website.

ROBERT J. BURROWES — Robert J. Burrowes has a lifetime commitment to understanding and ending human violence. He has done extensive research since 1966 in an effort to understand why human beings are violent and has been a nonviolent activist since 1981. He is the author of ‘The Strategy of Nonviolent Defense: A Gandhian Approach’ published by State University of New York Press in 1996. Click here to visit his blog.

RON JACOBS — Ron Jacobs is a long time anti-imperialist activist and writer. He is the author of The Way the Wind Blew: a History of the Weather Underground and Short Order Frame Up. His collection of essays titled Tripping Through the American Night is published as an e-book. A new novel titled The Co-Conspirator’s Tale is now available from Fomite of Burlington, Vermont. He currently lives in Asheville, North Carolina. Ron can be reached via email.

RON RIDENOUR — Ron Ridenour, a veteran journalist, author and editor, has worked as an activist for decades against imperialist ideology and its wars with a special focus on Latin American affairs. Ridenour is the author of several books including ‘Cuba Beyond the Crossroads’ (2006), ‘Cuba at Sea’ (2008) and  Tamil Nation in Sri Lanka. A collection of his writings on the Sri Lanka-Tamil conflict has been published in India. Click here to visit his website.

SAURABH SINGH — Saurabh Singh is an IT consultant and freelance writer based in Bangalore, India. He keeps a keen eye on current affairs in India and generally writes about politics and the socio-cultural environment of Indian society. Click here to email him.

SHAHD ABUSALAMA — Shahd Abusalama is a Palestinian artist and blogger based in Gaza. A student of English Literature, Abusalama aims to capture people’s emotions, struggles and sufferings by means of her art and writings. Click here to visit her blog.

SHAMUS COOKE — Shamus Cooke is a social service worker, trade unionist and writer for Workers Action.

SHANTANU MEHRA — Shantanu Mehra is currently pursuing a research assignment with Charkha Development Communication Network. His research aims to show ways in which marginalized communities from conflict zones can benefit when provided with a media platform to raise their voices. He can be emailed here.

SHERRY WOLF — Sherry Wolf is a public speaker, writer, activist and the Associate Editor of The International Socialist Review. Wolf is also the author of ‘Sexuality and Socialism: History, Politics and Theory of LGBT Liberation’. She speaks on a range of topics and is also active in social and economic justice organizing and many international solidarity efforts. Click here to visit her blog.

SHERWOOD ROSS — Sherwood Ross is a public relations consultant for worthy causes. He also runs the Anti-War News Service of Coral Gables, FL.

S. P. UDAYAKUMAR — S. P. Udayakumar is the co-ordinator of People’s Movement Against Nuclear Energy (PMANE). He can be contacted here.

STEPHANIE WESTBROOK — Stephanie Westbrook is a U.S. citizen who has been living in Rome, Italy since 1991. She is active in several peace and social justice movements in Italy.

STEPHEN KINZER — Stephen Kinzer is an award-winning foreign correspondent who has covered over 50 countries across 5 continents. Described by The Washington Post as “among the best in popular foreign policy story telling”, Kinzer has authored numerous bestsellers and is a regular contributor to The New York Times, The Boston Globe, The Daily Beast, New York Review of Books and The Guardian. He holds honorary Doctorate degrees from the University of Scranton and Dominican University, and teaches journalism and international relations at Boston University. Click here to visit his website.

STEPHEN LENDMAN – Stephen Lendman writes on topics of international importance such as war and peace, American imperialism, corporate dominance, political persecutions and other socio-economic and political issues. He is also the author of ‘How Wall Street Fleeces America: Privatized Banking, Government Collusion and Class War’ and the co-author (along with J. J. Asongu) of‘The Iraq Quagmire: The Price of Imperial Arrogance’. A former marketing research analyst, Lendman also hosts the Progressive Radio News Hour (on the Progressive Radio Network, Thursdays at 10:00 AM & Saturdays/Sundays at noon, US Central Time), that features cutting-edge interviews with distinguished guests. Click here to visit his blog.

STEVE SALMONY Steve Salmony is a self-proclaimed global citizen, a psychologist and father of three grown children. In 2001, Steve founded the AWAREness Campaign on The Human Population to raise consciousness of the colossal threat that the unbridled, near exponential growth of absolute global human population numbers poses for all great and small living things on Earth in our time. His quixotic campaign focuses upon the best available science of human population dynamics and human overpopulation of the Earth, in order to save the planet as a place fit for habitation.

STEVEN J. CAMILLERI — Steven James Camilleri has expertise in three languages, Home Economics and Technical Drawing. He holds a Degree in Geography from University of Malta. Camilleri published his first novel ‘The Key to Revival?’ at the age of twenty-two. Click here to visit his Facebook Fan Page.

STEWART J. LAWRENCE — Stewart J. Lawrence is an immigration policy specialist based in Washington, DC. 

SUBHASH GATADE — Subhash Gatade is a writer and social activist based in New Delhi. Subhash also edits a Hindi Journal Sandhan. His most recent book is “Godse’s Children: Hindutva Terror in India”. You can email him here.

S.W. PRINGLE – S. W. Pringle is an international documentary television producer who has studied and filmed almost every major culture on Earth. Having lectured on Race Relations at several universities, Pringle is the author of “Psyche Genetics” and the developer of the HEARTSTART home-school education program that concentrates on equal left/right brain development. He is also the Director of the Global Stewardship Foundation. To read his blog, click here.

TAHIR M. QAZI, MD — Dr. Tahir M. Qazi is a US based neurophysiologist and a specialist in neuromuscular diseases. His major areas of interest include society, religion, social justice and global revolutions.

TAIBA IQBAL — Taiba Iqbal is a young student based in England. She has a keen interest in poetry and her poetry has been published in ‘What Is Love?’ (United Press Ltd. 2011). She has been writing poems for many years on diverse topics and themes such as love, hate, memories, romance etc. Taiba finds poetry to be a great medium to convey and express her emotions to others.

TED TRAINER — Ted Trainer is a Conjoint Lecturer in the School of Social Work, University of New South Wales. His main interests have been global problems, sustainability issues, radical critiques of the economy, alternative social forms and the transition to them. He has written numerous books and articles on these topics, including ‘The Conserver Society: Alternatives for Sustainability’ (London, Zed, 1995); ‘Saving the Environment: What It Will Take’ (Sydney, University of N.S.W Press, 1998); and ‘Renewable Energy Cannot Sustain A Consumer Society’ (Springer, 2007). He is also developing Pigface Point, an alternative lifestyle educational site near Sydney, and a website for use by critical global educators.

TIMOTHY V. GATTO – Former Chairman of the Liberal Party of America, Tim Gatto is also a retired Army Sergeant. He is the author of bestsellers such as ‘From Complicity to Contempt’, ‘Kimchee Days’ and ‘Contempt to Outrage’. He is also a regular contributor to OpEdNews and runs a series of blogs such as Politics & Money, The Liberal Party of America (South Carolina), The Truth Zone, Liberal Pro and his own personal blog.

VINCENT DI STEFANO — Vincent Di Stefano is a retired practitioner of Osteopathy and Natural Medicine, former lecturer in Health Sciences at Victoria University, and author of Holism and Complementary Medicine: Origins and Principles. He maintains an ongoing commitment to exploring the will to healing at personal, social, spiritual and environmental levels through his blog Integral Reflections and his website The Healing Project.

WALTER C. UHLER — Walter C. Uhler is an independent scholar and freelance writer whose works have been published in numerous publications, including The Nation, The Bulletin of The Atomic Scientists, The Journal of Military History, The Moscow Times and The San Francisco Chronicle. He is also the President of The Russian-American International Studies Association (RAISA). Click here to visit his website.

WILLIAM BOARDMAN — William Boardman lives in Vermont, where he has produced political satire for public radio and served as a lay judge.

WILLIAM J. ASTORE — William J. Astore is a retired lieutenant colonel (USAF). He has taught at the Air Force Academy and the Naval Postgraduate School, and now teaches History at the Pennsylvania College of Technology. Click here to mail him.

WILLIAM LYLES — William Lyles is a novelist and literary critic. Currently an English major at UNC Charlotte, William Lyles is currently pursuing a BFA. His works include award winning Anthropological articles and other writings that can be read in several online magazines, as well as peer edit reviews. He is also the recipient of the collegiate OSHER Scholarship Award and a nominee for the First Year Writer’s Award at UNC.

WILLIAM T. HATHAWAY — William T. Hathaway is the author of “RADICAL PEACE: People Refusing War”. He has taught at the University of Oldenburg, Germany.

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